Lyons slowed at Springfield during evening NEWMAC game

Lyons slowed at Springfield during evening NEWMAC game

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The Wheaton College field hockey team allowed three first-half goals and four additional tallies in the second frame during its loss to Springfield College in Tuesday night's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game at Stagg Field.

The Lyons slip to 2-8 on the season and remain in search of their first league win at 0-4.  The Pride evened their overall mark to 5-5 and conference record to 3-1.

Wheaton saw Springfield take 12 of the opening half's 13 shots, as the hosts converted three during an 8:54 span to put the game out of reach.  Junior Kelly Gallo (Westfield, Mass./Westfield), who compiled three goals and an assist, scored the winner at 21:52.

The Lyons managed three shots and five penalty corners in the second half, but they were unable to get on the board.  Conversely, Springfield rattled off four goals in 8:58 to make the score 7-0.

Wheaton sophomore goalie Madison Wolters (Marstons Mills, Mass./Barnstable) was credited with seven saves in defeat.  For the hosts, freshman Timarie Villa (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee) recorded four stops  in the shutout.

The Pride finished with a 21-4 cushion in shots and a 10-8 edge in corners.

Wheaton returns home on Saturday to take on league school Smith College at 1:00 p.m.